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The road all the way from there to here

Upton’s Naturals is an independently owned natural foods company with a focus on meat alternatives and vegan values since opening in 2006. Dedicated to simplicity and the use of real, recognizable ingredients, the Upton’s team takes foods that have been around for thousands of years and offers them to consumers worldwide. The company’s founder, Daniel Staackmann, pioneered flavored, wheat-based seitan and has now launched the first-to-market seasoned and ready-to-eat jackfruit in the United States.


"Chicago vegan meat brand Upton’s Naturals combines its Upton’s Breakroom café with its doughnut shop Liberation Donuts into Liberation Kitchen, where it serves up vegan food, desserts, and…


"Upton's Naturals is bringing heat-and-eat convenience to the holiday table with new Vegan Holiday Roast Slices in Gravy." 

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

"...fava crumbles that give you the flavor and mouthfeel of taco meat."

Port Arthur News

Are you in Chicago? Come visit us anytime at Liberation Kitchen, where we serve delicious vegan meals to our community daily!

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